Tilda Swinton was back on the red carpet for the 2020 Venice Film Festival premiere of ‘Lacci’ on Wednesday (September 2) in Italy.
The actress was presented with the Golden Lion for career achievement award.
With a touching love letter to cinema, she punctuated with ‘Wakanda Forever,’ in a nod to ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman.
The actress has been to Venice for countless films including all four of her collaborations with Luca Guadagnino, ‘I Am Love’ and ‘A Bigger Splash’, as well as films such as Sally Potter’s ‘Orlando’ and Joel and Ethan Coen’s ‘Burn After Reading.’
Taking the stage, she said there have been “two things I’ve been wondering about lately: one, how much exactly cinema means to me. Two, how to be able to accept this overwhelming honor with a straight face.”
As we know the actress can go either way at these events – masculine or feminine.
The smocking motifs on this white cotton blouse gave this look an lighter than air, ethereal feel, with the black crepe tired skirt also adding plenty of texture.
I was fascinated by the mask she wore from James Merry (commissioned by longtime Tilda collaborator Jerry Stafford) which holds a symbol of ‘responsibility’ and ‘care’.
After this event, the mask will be featured in the auction to benefit two global charities – UN Women & Facing History and Ourselves.
RAD (Red Carpet ADvocacy) has partnered with celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart and her non-profit, Chic Relief, on a joint fundraising + advocacy campaign called RAD at Venice.
Talent, stylists and brands will donate red carpet looks that are worn throughout the festival for auction.
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